Taking your app forward to Win7

If you are looking for a concise guide to the features you should consider for your application to shine on Windows 7 look here. A simple list of the 7 things you could do to rejuvenate your applications and ensure they work will and correctly in the modern world of Windows 7.

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Widget development in Windows Mobile 6.5

I had two sessions to present at Over The Air 09. The first was all about the new Widget runtime included in Windows Mobile 6.5. The runtime brings a Microsoft implementation of W3C Widget support to Windows Mobile for the first time. Our implementation is coupled with the launch of our very own mobile application…

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Making your app shine on Windows 7: Tabbed Thumb Nails

This post is one in a series of posts covering the Windows API Code Pack. The code pack provides a managed code framework for using the new native Windows 7 features. In this post we’ll examine how to implement thumbnail previews for a tabbed application UI. We’ll add to each thumbnail preview some buttons to…

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XNA 3.1 install onto Windows 7

I nuked my machines to move up to a clean build of Windows 7 RTM. In rebuilding them I hit a snag with the XNA3.1 install. The install would start and then rollback just after the redistributables copy started. To overcome this issue I set the runtime compatibility of the XNA 3.1 install file to…

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Making your app shine on Windows 7: Jumplist

This post is one in a series of posts covering the Windows API Code Pack. The code pack provides a managed code framework for using the new native Windows 7 features.   After thumbnail previews the next item you’ll be looking to implement for your application is a Jumplist. A Jumplist may provide shortcuts to…

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Preparing for The Assembly

I have been lucky enough to get a speaking slot at The Assembly in Finland at the end of the month. 7000 computer hobbyists in one place for four days. Naturally I am talking about robotics! My plan during the session is to show how to build simulated worlds and robots to play in them….

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Microsoft Robotics Developer Studio 2008 CTP July

The next CTP of MRDS is out! It has lots of exciting new features and tutorials (take a look at the DSS Log Analyzer – cam view and GPS mapping data example!). A quick list of highlights: 1. New samples and tutorials: This CTP has many new samples and tutorials including: 1. DSS Node Discovery…

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Get kids programming with Wowwee bots!

Getting children into science and technology is one of the big challenges facing UK education today. Getting kids into programming is even harder. Or it used to be. Yesterday I met up with Jane Braybrook and Peter Kibble of Q4 Technologies. Jane (a Teacher) and Peter (a .net developer) have built an Integrated Development Environment(IDE)…

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